Tutorial: using a color swatch in Photoshop



Using a color swatch in Photoshop is the best way to have all your color at hand when doing your layouts.

In this tutorial I'm using Photoshop CS4 but I'm quite sure it works with other version as well.

Steps:
To obtain a swatch usable in photoshop you can use the BigHugeLabs Color Palette Generator.

Here I'm extracting a palette inspired by a Van Gogh painting. Click the download button and save the .ase file on your computer.
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In photoshop, find and open your swatches tab. Mine is on the upper right corner.
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Click on the little icon shown below, it will open a menu. Select Load Swatches
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Use the dropdown menu to select .ase files. You can now select your BigHugeLabs file you downloaded earlier.
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Once done, all the colors from your palette are placed in your swatch. You can now use them at will :)
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My name is Rosemarie or known as alias Rosemarie Pixel. I am a photo, digital scrapbooking, and blogging enthusiast. I created this blog in 2009 to share everything I am learning about these three new medias.

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  1. Digi Free says:

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